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Presenting to Council
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Meetings During COVID-19

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 the Town of Peace River is following new guidelines laid out by Municipal Affairs regarding Council Meetings. We will be hosting the meetings electronically. For members of the public who wish to view the meeting live electronically please visit this page during the meeting. Please note there is no in-person seating available at this time.

Council Meeting Submissions

Messages sent through the contact form below will be presented to Council members. Any messages received during a meeting before the “comments from the public section,” will be incorporated into the meeting.

    Changes to Public Hearing Procedures

    With meetings being held digitally procedures for public hearings have changed. Details are on the webpage linked below.

    Public Hearing Procedures During COVID-19

    Upcoming Council Meetings

    About Council

    Town council is composed of seven individuals (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five Councillors) who serve for a four-year term. The current Council was elected in the fall of 2017 the next election is in the fall of 2021. It is Council’s responsibility to oversee the Town’s policy development and ensure, through the Chief Administrative Officer, that policy is implemented by the Town’s Administration. Council also sets the annual operating and capital budgets and sits on several boards and committees.

    Current Council

    From left; Councillor Colin Needham, Councillor Byron Schamehorn, Councillor Orren Ford, Mayor Tom Tarpey, Deputy Mayor Elaine Manzer, Councillor Johanna Downing, and Councillor Don Good.
    TitleNamePhoneEmail
    MayorTom Tarpey780-624-7070ttarpey@peaceriver.ca
    Deputy MayorElaine Manzer780-624-3988emanzer@peaceriver.ca
    CouncillorJohanna Downingjdowning@peaceriver.ca
    CouncillorOrren Ford780-625-7008oford@peaceriver.ca
    CouncillorDon Gooddgood@peaceriver.ca
    CouncillorColin Needham780-624-1765cneedham@peaceriver.ca
    CouncillorByron Schamehornbschamehorn@peaceriver.ca

    Council Meetings

    Regular Meetings of Town Council take place on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, working policy meetings, called Governance and Priorities meetings, meet on the first Monday of each month.

    All meetings are open to the public and commence at 5:00 pm in Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.

    For those who have a disability that would require an accommodation to attend or participate in a council meeting please download and submit our meeting accessibility form so we can ensure the appropriate accommodation is setup.

    Upcoming Council Meetings

    Presenting to Council

    During each meeting, there is a designated time for public comments scheduled towards the end. During that time members of the public are invited to comment (two minutes in length) on a topic of discussion listed on the meeting’s agenda. Additionally, you can request that a discussion item be brought before Council, to inquire about bringing an item before Council either as a presentation or as a request for discussion please contact the Executive Assistant to the CAO and Council via the form below or by calling 780-624-2574. All requests must be received before noon on Wednesday preceding the Council meeting you wish to present at.

      Please note all items submitted to Council are public. Council meetings are voice recorded and published.

      Council News

      May 10, 2021 Council Highlights

      May 10, 2021 Council Highlights The following is a summary of decisions made by Town Council during its May 10, ...
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      Town of Peace River’s COVID-19 Response

      Health information on COVID-19 can be found on the Alberta Health Services website as well as Alberta Health’s. There is ...
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      Notice of Special Council Meeting

      Notice of Special Council Meeting Posted April 29, 2021 The Chief Elected Official for the Town of Peace River, having ...
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      Local Business Support Program Opens in Early May

      Local Business Support Program Opens in Early May April 13, 2021 Local businesses impacted by COVID restrictions will be able ...
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      Agendas & Minutes

      By following the link above you can access council agendas and minutes from the most recent, to as far back as the year 2000, more will be made available as they are digitized. Recent agendas and minutes are posted the Thursday before each regular council meeting.

      Audio Recordings

      Live Streamed Media Directive (PDF – 90KB)